At Boston College, we are committed to understanding the science that governs the harvesting and storage of solar energy. Our research efforts are guided by the insights that the best way to store energy is through the formation and breaking of chemical bonds. Inspired by natural photosynthesis, we strive to advance the science and technology for meeting the majority of our energy needs with renewable sources.
Ongoing projects in our lab are funded by NSF, DOE, ACS, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. They include solar fuel synthesis, through which solar energy is directly harvested and stored, photocatalysis, which enables unique chemical reactions that are difficult or impossible to do with conventional thermal catalysis, as well as advanced batteries, which are expected to offer greater capacity, better safety, and lower cost than state-of-the-art Li ion batteries.
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